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The Craze for Pastel: Essay

Ruth Kenny

Ruth Kenny's essay on The Craze for Pastel in conjunction with a 2014 BP Spotlight display at Tate Britain on …

In Focus

Rembrandt and Reality

Samuel Shaw

Tate In Focus project exploring The Doll’s House 1899–1900 by William Rothenstein

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Common Threads

Alex J. Taylor

Common Threads, part of an In Focus research project on String Composition 128 1964 by Sue Fuller, authored by Alex …

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Anti-Photojournalism: Working Against the Grain

Stephanie Schwartz

Tate In Focus research project exploring Waiting for Tear Gas 1999–2000 by Allan Sekula

Look Closer

Constable discussion and activities resource

Whether you are studying John Constable or just interested in exploring his art: use our discussion, research and activity suggestions …

Look Closer

Love, friendship & rivalry: Surreal friends

Lily Bonesso

To coincide with the Leonora Carrington exhibition currently on show at Tate Liverpool, we take a look at the artist’s …

Picture Essay

Love, friendship & rivalry: Christmas cards

Lily Bonesso

Explore rarely-seen Christmas cards, sent and received by artists whose correspondence is of the more intimate kind


Performance as Site of Memory: Performing Art History in Singapore and Vietnam

Eva Bentcheva reports on a talk given by Nora Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the …

Tate Papers

August Sander’s Portraits of Persecuted Jews

Rose-Carol Washton Long

Countering the characterisation of August Sander’s work as politically neutral, Rose-Carol Washton Long argues that the ‘The Persecuted’ and ‘Political …

In Focus

Bell in Europe

Grace Brockington

Tate Research In Focus project on Vanessa Bell's Abstract Painting 1914


Jackson Pollock: 5 Things

A new exhibition at Tate Liverpool looks afresh at the pioneering and iconic American artist Jackson Pollock. Scrutinising some of …

Tate Etc

Extraordinary scenes of beautifully arranged horrible wilderness

Briony Llewellyn

British Orientalist Painting

Tate Papers

Tate Papers

Towards Anarchitecture: Gordon Matta-Clark and Le Corbusier

James Attlee

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978), who trained originally as an architect, is best known for his spectacular ‘building cuts’. These have often …

Tate Papers

Curving Round: David Sylvester and the ‘Rediscovery’ of David Bomberg

Lee Hallman

Lee Hallman considers how David Sylvester’s role in the rehabilitation of David Bomberg’s reputation in the 1950s and 1960s illuminates …

Tate Etc

The Hepworth family gift

Sophie Bowness

The recently opened Hepworth Wakefield gallery includes an impressive selection of Barbara Hepworth’s relatively unknown plaster and aluminium prototypes that …


Martin Creed born 1968Words 2006

Clare Gormley

Case study exploring Martin Creed's Words 2006, published as part of Performance at Tate: Into the Space of Art, a …

Tate Etc

Never trust a big butt and a smile

Greg Tate

Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic

Tate Papers

Carl Andre

Alistair Rider

Alistair Rider, Carl Andre; Tate Papers no.8